National Trust Executive Team

Paul Edmondson

Paul Edmondson serves as the interim president and chief executive officer of the National Trust.

Over a 25-year career with the National Trust, Paul Edmondson has worked on a variety of legal issues pertaining to the protection of historic resources, from matters of constitutional law to tax incentives to local landmarks issues. As general counsel and chief legal officer, he oversees all of the organization’s legal services, as well as the National Trust Legal Defense Fund and the organization’s easement programs.

Tabitha Almquist

As chief of staff, Tabitha Almquist provides strategic direction to the Trust and coordinates across the organization to implement the president’s agenda.

Geoff Handy

As the chief marketing officer, Geoff Handy seeks to inspire veteran preservationists and new audiences alike to engage in the National Trust’s vital mission to save America’s historic and cherished places. Geoff and his team work to expand the preservation movement through direct outreach and advocacy campaigns that convey an engaging, relevant, and complete American story.

Katherine Malone-France

As the interim chief preservation officer, Katherine Malone-France leads the National Trust’s comprehensive preservation efforts. Prior to assuming this role, Katherine served as the senior vice president for historic sites.

Thompson Mayes

Tom Mayes, acting chief legal officer and general counsel, has worked on the full range of National Trust legal issues since he joined the National Trust in 1986. A recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize in Historic Preservation in 2013, Tom recently published the book Why Old Places Matter.

Kimberly Skelly

As the chief development officer, Kimberly Skelly leads the philanthropy program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She has expertise in major gift fundraising, annual giving and membership development, foundation and corporate giving, and planned giving. Kimberly leads the Development Division with a focus on donor engagement and relationship building to achieve mission-driven goals and advance organizational strategic priorities.

Patricia Woodworth

As the interim chief financial officer of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Patricia Woodworth reports to the president and the board on all aspects of the financial health of the organization.

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